It is now official, Zambia will miss the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Bottom placed Kenya beat number 2 side Congo-Brazzaville 2-1 on Sunday in their penultimate Group E qualifier but that result was not enough to keep 3rd placed Zambia’s slim hopes staying in the hunt for a runners up slot.

However, the result handed Guinea Bissau’s debut africa Cup qualification and ended both Zambia and Congo’s interest in the race to Gabon.

Guinea Bissau have 10 points, four more than Congo and Zambia who stay 2nd and 3rd respectively and tied on 6 points from five matches.

Both Zambia and Congo cannot beat Burkina Faso and Liberia’s 10 point haul accumulated on Sunday in their respective penultimate group qualifiers.

Burkina Faso beat 1-0 away win over Comoros to stay second in Group D while Liberia drew 2-2 away against Togo to remain behind Group A leaders Tunisia tied on 10 points heading into September’s final group qualifier deciders.

Zambia, who host Kenya this September in a formality match, will miss the Africa Cup for the first time since 2004.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. AK shud give Zambia what Kalu failed – full time coach. Since Zambia her full time coaches it has always been a downswing. Let Chicken concentrate on ZESCO. We need a full time coach before the world cup qualifiers start.

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  2. Very true. The coach for obviuos reasons failed to see that Wedson Kalengo was a passenger in the game. I hope Zimbabwe goes through to carry the SADC flag.

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  3. SAD DAY! I THIS IS ALL BECAUSE OF LANGUAGE AND RB. THEY WERE BUSY ENGINEERING THE OUST OF KALU SO THE KUMA WAS MAFIA CAN RUN FAZ TOO. LUNGU AND RB WANTED KA MANGA AT FAZ. PEOPLE SPEAK OF TRIBALISM IN ZAMBIA AND POINT AT OTHER GROUP MEAN WHILE THE KUMAWA MAFIA HAVE TAKEN OVER GOVERNMENT, FAZ AND PF. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW RB AND HIS CHILDREN ARE NOW FIRMLY IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING INCLUDING FAZ AND NOTHING IS WORKING. WE NEED TO GET LUNGU AND RB OUT!

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    • I remember you celebrating Kalu’s exit now you are bitter. You reap what you sow. bye to Afcon for ever. will never qualify until Chamanga is out again

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  4. Time to get a full time national team coach with a contract not part timers hand-picked by Galu….football is about winning your games not depending on others to do it.

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  5. Get in an Indigenous coach they said. we can stand on our own two feet they said..good for chipolopolo to watch from home maybe things will get serious.

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    • yes indigenous coach is better still than any other foreigner (not african). we stand by that whether we lose or win!!!!! but that does not mean that we pick inexperienced coaches just because they are african. we can still find good coaches who can deliver with a little more scrutiny and searching.

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  6. even soccer ma politics. Ba under5 kwena mwaliluba. Was it not in pf that we won for the first time africa cup if you want to go political.

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  7. We have no qualified coaches in Zambia to take us to greater heights.A foreigner coach is what we want for Zambian coaches are destroyers.When ever a foreigner coach comes and makes the team,we chase them and leave the team in the hands of destroyers-Zambian coaches.Government officials are managing to steal more than 100,000 dollars per month, why not for international coach and pay him 30,000 dollars?Zambian leaders are selfish to funding what brings development in the country and they are very glutton at chewing funds.Whether we like or not,Zambian football won’t go any where so long we remain with local coaches.I wonder why our key players are most of the times left out to play crucial or important games by these foolish coaches we have!When Barcelona, for example are playing,I have…

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  8. To be honest, not a local coach. Zambia do not take instructions well with their fellow country men. They need a foreign coach for them to be forced to do the right thing. Foreign coach epela!!!!!!!

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    • Exactly what has been my thought, our Players do very well under foreign coaches unlike our locals, because they are much more free on & off the pitch, they mingle around with foreign coaches, but ama locals nga waseka naba coacher ninshi tawakwata umuchinshi, u cant even joke with ba coacher or talk about money wit ba coacher ninshi u destroying team spirit, have been their before and I know wat am talking about, the best example let look at the relationship that was there btn Renard & His players all the time he z been in Zambia from 2010…….. Local is Laka but they have failed us so many times. Am sure this time around Kamanga & company should get a foreign coach on

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    • I agree. Which local coach can you boost victories with? Get an expatriate coach fo good results imwee!

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  9. 1 Kennedy Mweene
    2 Davies Nkausu
    3 Stephen Kabamba though we need Mbola or Joseph Musonda
    4 Buchizya Mfune or Adrian Chama though we needed Kondwani Mtonga or Aaron Katebe
    5 Stopila Sunzu
    6 Nathan Sinkala
    7 Chisamba Lungu
    8Christopher Katongo (Captain) though he plays well at No 10
    9 Collins Mbesuma
    10 Kalengo
    11 Kalaba

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  10. Andrew Kamanga should not be so much be mentioned in this AFCON failure because he found an already sinking Zambia National team and technical bench. Honestly we will not be fair an just to start calling A.K any funny names because he has so far not altered anything he found.

    However, we need to learn lessons from what has happened and this now calls fro A.K to immediately impose himself and make necessary changes beginning with the technical bench…Leteni fye umusungu bane abe coach waba Zambia chapwa…

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    • If he hasn’t altered anything then he is useless. Why did he take over? He is clearly a Chimbwi no plan

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  11. Andrew Kamanga need to take full responsibility (that is leadership)! you like or not, the last time we failed it was in 2004 and then there came my great one “Kalu” (in charge) and he made sure we went to Africa cup in 2006 (and he got the golden boots). Now his out and we fail to be even be best loosers???

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  12. Zambia HAS NEVER FAILED TO GO TO THE AFRICA CUP UNDER KALU. THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM KAMANGA

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    • Kale would be very embarrassed to fail to go to afcon. Remove these seat warmers who have achieved nothing in soccer. They just talk a good game but have been failing failing and failing. How did we hand our football to such failures?

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  13. Kalu new more about football this is what heatred change can bring . Expect same to happen after elections

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